Snack Spotlight: Big Spoon Roasters Almond Ginger Butter

September 10, 2014 No Comments » Add Consumer Insight
Snack Spotlight: Big Spoon Roasters Almond Ginger Butter

 

 

(Mission Almonds, Crystallized Fiji Ginger, Sea Salt)

One of Mark’s earliest (and fondest) food memories is of his great-grandfather, Woodrow, opening and handing him an iced-cold glass bottle of Blenheim ginger ale during a break from trout fishing on the banks of an East Tennessee creek. That first sip – sharp and sweet with a strong peppery kick – was a flavor revelation, so he took another, and then another. From that moment on, he was hooked, and he sought out ginger in every form he could find it.

Our Almond Ginger Butter combines fresh-roasted Mission almonds with a gorgeous, golden-hued crystallized ginger from Fiji, organic cane sugar, and sea salt. The resulting vibrant and lemony almond butter is delightful as a breakfast spread on warm waffles, a unique way to wake up your AB&J, a base for an Asian-inspired dressing, and of course, a snack right out of the jar.

Indigenous to Southeast Asia, ginger’s (Zingiber officinale) history reaches back more than 5000 years when it was used as an herbal medicine in modern-day India and China. It eventually traveled along spice routes to Ancient Rome, where it became a pantry staple known for its ability to enhance almost any dish. It continued as an obscure article of trade in Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire, and around the 12th Century, Arabian spice traders perfected a technique of drying and preserving ginger with coarse sugar, creating the form of crystallized ginger we know and love today. We love ginger because of its taste and texture, but it is also praised for its myriad medicinal properties, so don’t be shy with your spoon.

 

 

Nutrition Facts:
per 2 Tbsp. (28g) Serving
Calories 160. Calories from Fat 120. Total Fat 13g. Saturated Fat 1g. Trans Fat 0g. Cholesterol 0mg. Sodium 25mg (1% recommended daily intake, or RDI). Total Carbohydrate 8g. Dietary Fiber 3g. Sugars 3g. Protein 5g. Calcium 8% RDI. Iron 6% RDI.

 

 

 

About the company:

For about as long as he can remember, Durham, NC’s Mark Overbay has had a passion for discovering new flavors, slowing down to savor every bite, and connecting people to the land, to better health, and to each other through food.

A lifelong peanut butter lover, Mark received his first lesson in handcrafted nut butter in 1999 while living in a rural farming community in Zimbabwe, where he was a Peace Corps Volunteer. Just after harvest, peanuts were roasted over an open fire and ground by hand between stones as coarse salt was added to taste. Some families added a touch of local honey to complement the salt and smooth out the texture. The deliciously fragrant, mouthwatering result was a revelation. Upon returning to the United States, Mark bought literally every brand of peanut butter he could find – dozens and dozens of brands – and nothing came even close to the fresh-roasted flavor he had experienced in Africa. Read More

 

 

 

Company: Big Spoon Roasters
Brand: Big Spoon Roasters
Slogan: Mission Almonds
Origin: USA
Category: Nut Butter
Packaging: 8oz Jar
Claims: sharp and sweet with a strong peppery kick
Variants: View Range Here
Price: $13.95
Where to Buy: Buy Online, Store Finder
Website: bigspoonroasters.com

 

 

 

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